EiE Nigeria | Weekly Updates – Friday, June 19, 2015

“The only title in our democracy superior to that of President is the title of citizen.”

– – Justice Louis D. Brandeis

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As with our protest in September 2013, the focus of #OccupyNASS is not on ‘wardrobe allowance’ but on the lack of transparency within our National Assembly and their obscene allowances.

The plans for a protest were stepped down to give the Senate President and the Speaker an opportunity to practically demonstrate their commitment to #OpenNASS and reduced allowances.

A number of Nigerian citizens, led by ‘Voice of the Voiceless’, stormed the National Assembly on Wednesday to protest over N8.64 billion miscellaneous allowances planned to be paid to lawmakers next week.

In a bid to curb corruption, the citizens demanded for a legislation that would prescribe the death penalty as punishment for corruption in Nigeria.
Here’s also a fun video in Yoruba about #OccupyNASS!

Our Press Release.

State Debt & IGR Figures

A few days after the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) reported that 23 state governments owe workers, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has released data on the Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) by state for the year 2014. However, of the 36 states, only 23 actually reported to the bureau. The 23 states generated a total of N586.6 billion. Of these 23 states that reported, 13 owe their workers salary. See the debtor states here.

Top 3 (IGR in 2014) Bottom 3 (IGR in 2014)
Lagos (₦276,163,978,675.95) Kebbi (₦3,834,143,641.95)
Rivers (₦89,112,448,347.58) Ekiti (₦3,462,341,448.32)
Delta (₦42,819,209,025.24) Zamfara (₦3,149,630,553.96)

The states that failed to report to the bureau are:
Abia, Adamawa, Borno, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano, Kwara, Ondo, Taraba and Yobe.

Download the full IGR report here.

Peace Concert

EiE and 2Face Foundation present a Peace Concert.

July 23, 2015



It was 14 months on June 14th!

A new administration has begun. Mr President has met his contemporaries in neighbouring countries. The 8th Assembly has been inaugurated.
Can we now get on with the business of rescuing our girls?????

We just want our girls home and safe!

Join a meeting in your city to reaffirm your commitment:

  • Abuja: Unity Fountain, Daily, 4pm
  • Ibadan: Dugbe Cenotaph, Saturdays, 5-6pm
  • Lagos: Marina, Saturdays, 11am-2pm
  • Osogbo: Freedom Park, Sundays, 4:14 pm

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Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of June 19, 2015:

N1,390 trillion (approx. $6.986 billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team